Stanford's Danny Putnam Named Pac-10 Player Of The Week

March 4, 2003

Walnut Creek, Calif. - Stanford sophomore outfielder Danny Putnam (Escondido, CA/Rancho Bernardo HS) has been named Pac-10 Baseball Player of the Week for the first time in his career. Putnam had a huge game against USC last Sunday (March 2) with his first career two-homer contest and a career-high seven RBI in Stanford's 18-4 win over the Trojans.

For the week, Putnam hit .455 (5-11) with two doubles, two homers and nine RBI with an incredible 1.182 slugging percentage as the Cardinal won two-of-three against USC.

Putnam leads the Cardinal with a .397 batting average and a .707 slugging percentage this season, while co-leading the club in homers (4) and ranking second in RBI (16).

The Pac-10 Player of the Week award was the 51st time a Stanford player has been selected with the honor and the first time a Cardinal has won the award in 2003.

No. 7 Stanford (11-7) hosts California (11-5) in three-game non-conference series this Friday-Sunday, March 7-9 (6 pm, 1 pm, 1 pm, PT).

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